“Free SHS Awaits You, Grab it With Seriousness” – Hon Gifty Twum-Ampofo to BECE Candidates


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Hon Gifty Twum-Ampofo, MP for Abuakwa North Constituency also the deputy minister of education in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has today toured the three (3) Basic School Education Certificate Examination (BECE) centers in the Constituency namely Ofori Panin, WBM Zion, and Hawa Memorial Saviour Senior High Schools.

The Honourable deputy minister was satisfied with the examination conduct, the calm composure of the candidates, and the adherence to the COVID 19 safety protocols at the centers.

She wished the candidates the best of luck and admonished them to approach the examination with the seriousness it deserves for a successful future as the Nana Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party administration’s Free Senior High School (FSHS) flagship policy awaits them.

Hon Gifty Twum-Ampofo pleaded with teachers and parents to help the candidates during the Senior High Schools selection process and advised that Technical and Vocational Education and Training should be prioritized since the government has invested massively to manpower its industrialization agenda.

She, therefore, admonished girls to embrace the nontraditional TVET courses such as auto mechanic engineering, welding, spraying, carpentry and joinery, electricals, etc to bridge the boys’ domination gap.

Honorable Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga, Municipal Chief Executive of Abuakwa North on his part, encouraged the candidates to approach the examination with confidence and avoid any form of examination malpractices. This he said, will make their academic journey smooth and successful for a brighter future.

The Honourable Municipal Chief Executive advised the candidates to be very calm and proactive in answering their questions by reading them well as the questions are nothing new but from their basic syllabus.

According to Miss Abena Gyamerah, Municipal Education Director, thousand five hundred and ninety-five (1,595) candidates are expected to write the examination in the municipality.

The delegation included, Mrs. Margaret Nsiah-Asamoah, Eastern Regional Education Director, Mrs. Ruth Woode, Abuakwa North Municipal Coordinating Director & some selected staff from the Municipal Assembly, Hon Emmanuel Asare Gyekye, Presiding Member of Abuakwa North, Mr. Stephen Osei Wusu, Municipal NADMO Director, staff from the Education Ministry and the press.

The examinations, which will end on Friday, November 19, will be held at 2,158 centers, with a total of 571,894 candidates across the country.

Meanwhile, 55,888 candidates sit for the Eastern Regional 2021 BECE of which 28,588 are boys and 27,300 girls.

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